Town Of Mayfield
 Minutes 

February 02, 2006: Minutes

Body:

A regular meeting of the Mayfield Town Board was held on Thursday, February 2, 2006 at the Mayfield Municipal Building 28 North School Street.


PRESENT

Alan McLain, Supervisor

Walt Ryan, Councilman

Kathy Sieg, Councilwoman

Jack Putman, Councilman

Richard Argotsinger, Councilman


OTHERS PRESENT: Sylvia Parker, Betty Tabor Historian, Myrna Hallenbeck, Gary Hallenbeck, James Cownie, Bill Guido, Bradley Brown, Elizabeth Long


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor McLain.


PUBLIC- Several residents from the Bushnell Road were in attendance, due to the Bushnell Road bridge issue.

Highway committee members, Councilman Argotsinger and Councilman Putman had done extensive research on the project and felt the board had three options regarding the bridge.

1. Abandon the bridge

2. Close the bridge and remove it

3. Replace the bridge

After much research on the costs of the project by the committee they felt the best solution was to replace the bridge, and they were recommending to the full board to replace the bridge within budget.

Councilman Ryan suggested the project be tabled and researched further.

Sylvia Parker- stated a lot of people that use that road are seasonal and are away at this time, and couldn’t express their concerns.

Bill Guido- stated he feels this is an ongoing problem and this has been tabled at least once by the former board and feels this is a safety issue, and should be acted upon now.

Gary Hallenbeck- questioned if there is any funding available for this.

Councilman Ryan questioned if the bridge is fixed is the intersection still unsafe.

A discussion was held on ideas for the road.


RES# 28 APPROVAL TO REPLACE THE BUSHNELL ROAD BRIDGE

On motion by Councilman Argotsinger and seconded by Councilman Putman the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Putman, Argotsinger)


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to replace the Bushnell Road bridge and move forward with the process and have Supervisor McLain go out to bid within budget.


Supervisor McLain will contact the Planning Department to do the RFP’s.


RES# 29 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

On motion by Councilman Ryan and seconded by Councilwoman Sieg the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Putman, Argotsinger) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the minutes of January 18th and 24th as submitted.


SUPERVISOR CORRESPONDENCE-

Fourth quarter check for sales tax has been received by the town for $196,309.35, which is an increase of $ 27,748.71 from last year.

Town of Perth is having a meeting on Feb. 7th at 7:30 on a local law on adult use businesses.

Planning Board meetings have been scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of each month and Art Dahl will serve as chairman for the year 2006. They also suggested a fee of $50.00 be set for a site plan review.


RES# 30 APPOINT ART DAHL AS PLANNING BOARD CHAIRMAN

On motion by Councilwoman Sieg and seconded by Councilman Putman the following resolution was ADOPTED 5AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Putman, Argotsinger) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to appoint Arthur Dahl as Planning Board Chairman for the year 2006.


DOG CONTROL ANNUAL REPORT was submitted.

A discussion was held on the bill that was recently received from Adirondack Park Animal Hospital.


RES# 31 ADOPT 2006 DOG CONTROL CONTRACT

On motion by Councilman Ryan and seconded by Councilman Argotsinger the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Putman, Argotsinger) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board authorizes the supervisor to sign the 2006 dog control contract.


RES# 32 ADOPT NEW SITE PLAN REVIEW FEE

On motion by Councilman Ryan and seconded by Councilwoman Sieg the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Putman, Argotsinger) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to adopt a site plan review fee of $50.00


Councilman Putman reported that Tom Ruliffson, Highway Superintendent would be coming to the board with a list of roads he wishes to pave. Also a discussion was held on whether to continue with the town doing its own paving or to hire an outside company.


PROPERTY CONTROL- Inventory sheets have been passed out to department heads and would like them returned in 1 ½ weeks. Councilman Putman reported that the CEO and Town Clerk have returned theirs.


BEACH- Councilman Ryan reported that Hudson River Black River regulating District would be issuing a letter to the town stating the town can keep the fence they had put up.


Councilman Ryan reported on a fishing tournament that will be held on the Great Sacandaga on July 22-23.


REMINDERS

Supervisor McLain and Councilman Ryan will attend the Fulton County Corridor meeting on February 8th.

Sensible Salt Meeting February 10th  


The buildings and Grounds committee reported reaching agreement with Mike Stewart to do the cleaning of the new Municipal Building and the Town Court building on North Main Street.  They gave the board a list of his duties and salary.


RES# 33 APPOINT MICHAEL STEWART AS CLEANING PERSON

On motion by Councilman Ryan and seconded by Councilwoman Sieg the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Putman, Argotsinger) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to hire Michael Stewart as cleaning person for the Mayfield Municipal Building and the Town Court building at a rate of $240.00 per month.


GOAL LIST- Supervisor McLain reviewed the list of goals each board member submitted for this year.  The board discussed each and put them in order of importance.  Each month they will be reviewed to see the progress of any goal.


SITE WORK – Councilman Ryan suggested that at the February 16th meeting the board spend some time on the site work for the parking lot.


YOUTH COMMISSION- Supervisor McLain reported that the Village has agreed to take back the administration for the program as it did for many years. The board was pleased with the news.


PUBLIC-

Betty Tabor, Historian questioned why the Leader Herald hasn’t been attending our meetings.  Supervisor McLain reported they were hiring a new reporter who will be covering Mayfield.

James Cownie stated that any extra training the members of the assessment review board can get is much to their advantage.


RES# 34 MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

On motion by Councilman Argotsinger and seconded by Councilman Putman the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Putman, Argotsinger) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to move into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel at 8:50 PM


RES#35 MOVE OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION.

On motion of Mr. Argotsinger, seconded by Mr. Putman, the following resolution was ADOPTED  5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Putman, Argotsinger) 0 NAYS

The board move out of executive session at 9:59 pm.


On motion of Mr. Argotsinger, seconded by Mr. Putman, the following resolution to adjourn at 10:05pm